AP building collapse: Toll rises to four; two held



Hyderabad: One more person on Sunday died, taking the toll in the building collapse incident in Secunderabad to four, even as police arrested two persons in the case.

A vendor identified as Nagnath, who was injured in the incident, died today while undergoing treatment at a hospital, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone) Ch Srikant said.

Two persons Ajay Kumar Kataria, who is one of the owners of the building, and contractor Giri Babu were arrested in connection with the incident, he said, adding that hunt is on for three other absconding owners of the building.

All the accused have been booked for negligence, he said. Slabs of a three-storey building, which was being dismantled for constructing a new structure, collapsed on some push-cart vendors on the road at Monda Market yesterday. Three people were killed and two injured in the mishap.

The condition of the other injured person is stable, police said.

PTI